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Best Electronic Glasses for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Some people with a visual impairment have the option of getting an eye procedure or trying a modern treatment. However, it can be quite costly, might not be covered by insurance and in general, not everyone will have an opportunity to try something like that. Thus, it is important to look for alternatives, and one of such solutions could be electronic glasses. In this blog, we have picked top-3 for those who are blind or visually impaired.
Maureen H using Acesight electronic glasses at lab

eSight

eSight is a versatile device for people with visual impairment. “Designed to move seamlessly with the wearer through daily life, eSight offers best visual acuity whether sitting, reading, commuting to work, or exploring a new place”. However, these glasses might be costly, with the price tag at 5950 dollars.

eSight4, the latest model, comes with easy-swap rechargeable batteries: each with up to 3 hours of continuous use The glasses have a high-speed, high-definition camera that captures what the user is looking at. The device enhances the video feed with algorithms before displaying it on eSight's OLED screens in front of the user's eyes. The cameras enhance the footage that beams across two screens, one in front of each eye, almost instantly. A 24-times zoom also comes in handy.

A woman on a street in the city wearing the eSight glasses, a red bus behind her

IrisVision

Comprising of a Samsung VR headset and the latest smartphone, IrisVision electronic glasses refer to a revolutionary technological advancement. They are an FDA-approved Class-1 wearable medical device designed to enhance the visual abilities of visually impaired and legally blind people.

They have customizable magnification up to 14X and provide unrivaled support for a wide range of daily activities, from simple tasks like reading a book and watching TV to more complex jobs like painting, crocheting, sewing and seeing the faces of your loved ones. In addition, IrisVision glasses support voice commands which allow a full “hands-free” experience for the users. The device is priced at around 3000 dollars.

A blonde woman in the IrisVision glasses and a bubble next to her, saying "Turn up volume"

Acesight

Acesight is one of the wearable low vision aids produced by Zoomax, designed to help people with visual impairment. It offers an HD display floating right before your eyes, thanks to a pair of head-mounted goggles, which are connected to a controller through a wire. Provides up to 15-times zoom, while the wired controller allows you to customize the colors and contrast. This electronic eyewear is designed to cater to the needs of people with visual acuity ranging from 20/100 to 20/800, as affected by eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.

It can be used for waking around, watching TV, or reading the sheet when you play the guitar, just to give a few examples. Acesight glasses also support hands-free usage. The company has two models available - Acesight and Acesight S, with several characteristics being different (for instance, Acesight has 10 high contrast combinations while the S model only has 4) The price of Acesight is 4295 US dollars and 2995 for the Acesight S model.

reading book with acesight electronic glasses for low vision and blind


Monday, 8 November 2021